SUN CSA was privileged to host Marcy Vigoda - SMS director, Sonia Ancellin -Panzani- SMS Head of country actions and Tendai G.- SMS Regional representative and moderated discussions on regionalization of Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat (SMS).
Kenya’s SUN Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA) was set up in October 2013 to ‘Mobilize Civil Societies to Champion Scaling up Nutrition in Kenya. The SUN CSA is registered as a local NGO. This registration as a legal entity in Kenya gives the network the authority and mandate to influence improved nutrition through strategic advocacy, policy engagement and coordination of network members.
The network was officially launched on the first SUN Global Day of Action on 9th May 2014. The Civil society makes a unique contribution to the Scaling up nutrition by:
The one-day sensitization will capacitate the civil societies with the knowledge and right tools to engage with policy makers on issues relating to nutrition. The activity will target civil society organizations and private sector working within the nutrition specific and sensitive space.
This will be a one-day session with SUN network members drawn from Academia, Business, Donor, UN, Government and Civil Society. Under the technical guidance of SUN CSA, the networks will be able to identify, discuss and document nutrition priority areas that will require the attention of political and policy leaders.
Establishing the new SUN CSA chapters in Mombasa and Makueni will provide us with the platform to bring civil societies into the same place for action.